1  up Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
72 1235
2  same But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
55 1233
3  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
43 1228
4  down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
55 1226
5  same Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
59 1190
6  same Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
46 1173
7  up SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
74 1169
8  down Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
39 1164
9  up Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
50 1164
10  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
45 1163
11  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
44 1163
12  down FTM
Stu Smith
56 1157
13  down King raggg
Steven Darling
41 1137
14  same Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
43 1134
15  same INIT FC
Mustafa khan
61 1133
16  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
55 1124
17  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
50 1107
18  same Cookie fc
Peter Cook
44 1100
19  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
54 1092
20  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
81 1090
21  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
74 1086
22  down Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
36 1082
23  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
74 1081
24  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
46 1080
25  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
54 1079
26  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
50 1071
27  down Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
55 1070
28  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
53 1063
29  up Morningblues
Jeff Morning
54 1056
30  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
38 1055
31  up Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
50 1049
32  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
34 1047
33  down Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
28 1043
34  same Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
40 1039
35  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
31 1037
36  same Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
43 1030
37  same El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
45 1022
38  up QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
58 1019
39  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
43 1013
40  up The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
46 1002
40  same Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
35 1002
42  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
55 1001
43  down ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
32 996
44  up Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
71 996
45  up It’s coming home
scott mcgow
64 976
46  down Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
38 966
47  same Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
50 947
48  same Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
51 946
49  same Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
42 931
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
38 914
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
58 858

 

Manager of the week AND December manager of the month – Rip Roaring Reds – Sean Whyton – 375 points

Last update I posted a league table of the runners and riders for the December manager of the month prize. It was the top 12 from Frostee Rucker who were out in the lead on 335 points down to Fake Madrid on 300 points. The Reds weren’t in that twelve. They were probably about 15th or 16th. They’re in at number one in the week that matters. With a bullet. Taking the manager of the week accolade to seal the monthly prize makes it even more impressive. And it’s boosted them 10 places in the overall rankings from 30th to 20th. It’s rare to jump that many places at this point in the season. You need a very, very good week to achieve that. Ousting one misfiring City asset in Leroy Sane and replacing him with Paul Pogba and then captaining him was the catalyst. A brave move that paid off handsomely.

Player of the week – Paul Pogba – Manchester United – 18 points

City players out. United players in. Not least the one player in red whose caused the most controversy, been the biggest talking point, been the most divisive, been the most disappointing. Not any more. Under Solksjaer, Pogba has hit three double figure scores in succession. That’s Salah-esque. For 5 million less. Can you afford to be without him? And his mates. It reminds me of Leicester’s championship winning season when everyone could afford to have Vardy and Mahrez because they were so damn cheap. You can have a triple pick of Pogba, Lingard, Martial and Rashford for the same price as Sterling and Aguero.

Bargain of the week – Neil Etheridge – Cardiff City – 15 points

Joining Callum Wilson as the only player to gain two weekly high scores, Neil Etheridge has risen to the second highest scoring keeper, keeping five clean sheets, saving three penalties, including one in this game, and making a shitload of saves – more than any other stopper. He’s way ahead of any other keeper in his price bracket, but still, more of us feel safer with the greasy gloves of Joe Hart and Lukasz Fabianski.

Twat of the week – Shkodran Mustafi – Arsenal – -1 points

What happened to the North London derby Arsenal? Only PEA seems capable of keeping up his pace of scoring. I’m not sure there’s ever been a more untrusted Arsenal defensive collective in fantasy league history. There is no Arsenal player on the first page of defenders.

Goal of the week – Victor Camarasa. 

 

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Gameweek 19 results

December 28, 2018

1  up Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
66 1185
2  up But Da Pitch Ain’t 1
Trev Reams
81 1178
3  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
72 1171
4  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
49 1171
5  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
75 1131
6  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
60 1127
7  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
78 1125
8  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 1119
9  down Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
54 1118
10  same Game of Stones
Ryan Garoghan
72 1114
11  same FTM
Stu Smith
73 1105
12  same King raggg
Steven Darling
67 1096
13  up SLABHEAD FC
Adam Burnett
70 1095
14  down Deeney in a Bottle
Stephanie Cripps
64 1091
15  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
95 1076
16  same Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
76 1069
17  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
49 1057
18  down Cookie fc
Peter Cook
66 1056
19  same Mour Salt and Pep
Noel Driver
67 1046
20  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 1038
21  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
56 1034
22  up Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
66 1025
23  same Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
62 1021
24  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
70 1017
25  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
79 1015
25  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
81 1015
27  down Musttryharder fc
Paul Telford
46 1013
28  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
59 1012
29  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
82 1010
30  up Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
81 1009
31  up PenshawPerformers
david bruce
73 1007
32  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
61 1006
33  down Morningblues
Jeff Morning
66 1002
34  down Crazy Leg XI
David Caldicott
54 999
35  down Need son luck
Matt Jarvis
59 999
36  up Salah Buffoon!!!
Jitesh Lakhani
68 987
37  up El Loco No Joko
Paul Murray
63 977
38  up Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
64 970
39  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
40 969
40  down Hoose Reus
James Whitfield
44 967
41  up ClipityKlopptotitle
tanya thursby
63 964
42  down The Big Lewandowski
Paul Callaghan
52 956
43  same Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
60 946
44  same Pique Blinders
Colin Goulding
47 932
45  same Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
53 929
46  same It’s coming home
scott mcgow
77 912
47  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
79 897
48  down Greeeenteeam
adam greenwood
62 895
49  down Puddle Splash Van
Ian Williams
60 889
50  same The Mindless Morons
John Seacroft
57 876
51  same Ross’s champions
darren frankland
54 808

 

Manager of the week – INIT FC – Mustafa Khan – 95 points

December’s not an easy month to negotiate but it helps when you’ve got goals galore. There were 34 last week and there were 32 in this. There were plenty of braces – Init had Felipe Anderson and Eden Hazard – and only four teams kept clean sheets. Among them Liverpool and Palace, who contributed a healthy 19 points. TAA and AWB got a bonus point for every surname – TAA added an assist. The December monthly total is always the biggest of the season and here’s how the current table looks…

1  up Frostee Rucker
Paul Bentz
78 335
2  down Bielsa Ringing
Alan Hardy
60 325
3  up Dropit like its Hart
Jason Earwicker
79 316
4  down Perfidious Albion
Andrew Swift
66 316
4  up Aribo Haribo
Paul Hawkins
71 316
6  up The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
72 309
7  up Dinamo Spinks
David Spinks
82 307
8  down Hemel Hotspurs
Paul Jarvis
64 306
9  down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
56 304
10  same King raggg
Steven Darling
67 302
11  up Thelma and Luiz
Trevor Gordon
75 301
12  up Fake Madrid
Andrew Wade
81 300

 

Player of the week – Kyle Walker-Peters – Tottenham Hotspur – 18 points

Tottenham also picked up a clean sheet and another double barreled wing back stole the show with three assists, more than most regular wingers manage in a season. He added a bonus mark for each surname and his christian name.

Bargain of the week – Marc Albrighton – Leicester City – 10 points

Leicester slightly sent the fanatsy world into disarray with their victory over Chelsea last gameweek. Beating City has completely thrown a spanner in the works. And to think they were allegedly considering giving their manager the boot. Albrighton hardly sets the FPL world alight, even when his team wins the league, but his headed goal and top bonus marks will have a lot of City-centric managers scratching their heads for a few days.

Twat of the week – Fabian Delph – Manchester City – -2 points

..and to compound their misery.

Goal of the week – Paul Pogba. At 6m21s

Gameweek 19 results

December 24, 2017

00–[

1  same Hornets
Andrew Wade
72 1129
2  up Gotta Light?
Andrew Swift
100 1117
3  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
49 1090
4  down Despicable Mee
Trevor Gordon
68 1083
5  up Fun Lovren Criminals
Paul Callaghan
87 1069
6  same The Vinegar Pissers
P Hawkins
81 1067
7  same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
78 1063
8  down Nashton Villa
Jaime Nash
69 1062
9  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
84 1059
10  same Brexiter City
Colin Goulding
73 1048
11  down Crazylegs XI
David Caldicott
60 1041
12  up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
84 1037
13  up King Dunlap
Paul Bentz
80 1029
14  up Queen of the north
DORINE REACHER
83 1027
15  down Kompany & Co
DEAN CRIPPS
66 1023
16  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
56 1021
17  up We are Ayling
Paul Murray
83 1018
18  up Rico united
JASON REACHER
88 1018
19  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
71 1013
20  down Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
71 1013
21  up The winnings R mine
david bruce
85 1012
22  same Game of Throw-Ins
Ryan Garoghan
80 1011
23  down It’sOnlyAGameFarke!
David Spinks
65 1004
24  down Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
60 999
25  up FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
83 992
26  down Aquamar 1564
Noel Driver
70 991
27  up musttryharder FC
Paul Telford
74 977
28  down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
72 975
29  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
97 971
30  up Flying squad
Matt Jarvis
82 970
31  up Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
82 969
32  down Klopp of the Pochs
Jason Earwicker
55 960
33  up Pure Buffoonery!
Jitesh Lakhani
76 957
34  down Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
64 956
35  up Emergency Gap Jumper
Ian Williams
98 955
36  down cookster fc
Peter Cook
56 954
37  down Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
54 947
38  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
88 945
39  down Bakerlona FC
Stuart Baker
64 937
40  up Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
84 934
41  same FTM
Stu Smith
77 934
42  up romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
73 928
43  down Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
51 918
44  down Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
42 903
45  down blakes11
Steven Darling
52 903
46  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
66 883
47  same mrs mcgoo
laura barrett
88 882
48  same iamgroot
scott mcgow
82 867
49  same disco dancer
darren frankland
67 835
50  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
37 736

 

Manager of the week – Andrew Swift – Gotta Light – 100 points

Hitting 100 points in a single gameweek in the middle of the rotation heavy Christmas period, without the use of a chip or a wildcard – and with two Stoke players in your team is some achievment. So kudos to Gotta Light whose century score was helped in no small part by Harry Kane, who had the audacity to score a hat trick against one of the tightest defences in the game. Their seven goals, with a penalty save thrown in for good measure, saw them leapfrog Greenyteamy and Despicable Mee into second place and within 12 points of Hornets who have the Christmas number 1 slot.

Player of the week – Harry Kane – 17 points

What a troll. Not only defying the 120,000 or so players who had decided enough was enough probably for the third or fourth time and got rid, but also banging in the hat trick against everyone’s favourite defence to become the first double player of the week. Complete bastard.

Bargain of  the week – Christian Atsu – 15 points

Newcastle have only mustered one other double figure score between the team since the early weeks of the season – after a sequence of results that had seen them creep into fourth in the table. There’s been a lot of pack shuffling by Rafael Benitez, although Atsu has been as ever present as anyone, around a brief injury lay off. He and Matt Ritchie are their highest scorers suggesting their wide attackers are the ones to take notice of if you ever fancied investing in them.

Twat of the week – Daniel Amartey – -2 points

17 minutes. 2 yellow cards.

Goal of the week – Jordan Ayew. From 52s.

 

 

 

 

 

Gameweek 19 results

January 1, 2017

same The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
40 1063
same Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
52 1061
same Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
41 1045
up Uriah Rennie 2nd XI
Neil Greenwood
51 1018
down Kebab Eaters Utd
Paul Howard
43 1018
up 4 Fuchs Ake
Jason Earwicker
66 1017
up When Harry met Alli
Trevor Gordon
57 1016
up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 1011
down Hedgehog Corpse FC
Nick Smith
49 1009
10  up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
65 1008
11  down QUEEN OF THE NORTH
DORINE REACHER
51 1007
12  same Biscuitmen
Chris Morton
59 1007
13  down Cooksters
Peter Cook
42 1004
14  same Go Buffoons Go
Jitesh Lakhani
44 995
15  down greenyteamy
adam greenwood
26 994
16  same 30:19
Darren Lavelle
57 990
17  up Joey Bosa
Paul Bentz
50 975
18  down Rip Roaring Reds
Sean Whyton
45 973
19  same FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
44 967
20  up To Elland Back
Alan Hardy
67 966
21  up Edgbaston
Micheal Dinneen
55 957
22  down RICO UNITED
JASON REACHER
36 956
23  down Your Ad Here
Matthew Hopkins
45 956
24  down nO fucHs given
Paul Callaghan
49 954
25  same Neil Madrid
Neil Strong
52 947
26  same Hucking Fell
P Hawkins
51 943
27  up Jeff Lamp’s Porsche
David Spinks
54 933
28  up Ciderheads
Darren Pope
69 924
29  same Golden Boys
Stephanie Cripps
57 924
30  down romeoshondavan
Rob Hewer
39 923
31  same Jarvis FC
Matt Jarvis
51 915
32  down Crazy Legs XI
David Caldicott
47 911
33  same FTM
Stu Smith
61 905
34  same Upper Bullens
Andy Taylor
58 901
35  up Shoelace Untied
Caroline Strong
58 896
36  up Pepe Le Blue
DEAN CRIPPS
63 885
37  down Real Jorvik
Simon Brown
41 880
38  same Release The Hounds
Paul Mitchell
41 876
39  down I am not Zlatan
Colin Goulding
32 872
40  down RG XV
Ryan Garoghan
35 866
41  same Have a little dink
Ian Williams
39 857
42  up Pretty Schitty City
Alex Michaluk
56 841
43  down Big White Chiefs
david frankland
36 832
44  up Bakerlona
Stuart Baker
50 826
45  down jetty city
scott mcgow
38 824
46  up Bermie Utd
Glen Davies
58 797
47  down bazza 28 united
laura barrett
30 791
48  down DJ’s Trail Blazers
Danian Jones
33 785
49  same Dj daz
darren frankland
51 780
50  same Pudding And Pie
John Seacroft
44 775
51  same Racing Club Skegness
Andrew Swift
43 772
52  same Bish Bosh Goal
Simon Purnell
31 740
53  same Jarv88
Paul Jarvis
29 734

 

Very brief this week due to the quick turnaround between gameweeks. Ciderheads are the weekly winners. Retaining Kane the key and a good performance from Charlie Daniels against hapless Swansea. It’s always worth looking at who they’re playing for some guaranteed goal points. The Islanders remain top, but again allowed teams below to claw back a few points. They were involved in a very close run thing for the manager of the month prize. That final table looks like this…

same Cooksters
Peter Cook
42 368
up INIT FC
Mustafa khan
57 367
up Yeboah’s Right Foot
Paul Murray
52 367
down The Craggy Islanders
Adrian Roche
40 365
up Atlético Chappers
Richard Chapman
65 365
down Aquamar 15
Noel Driver
41 362
down FC Caligula
Ajay Supeda
44 361

 

Congratulations to Cooksters who pipped INIT and Yeboah’s to top spot by one point.

 

Player of the week – Andre Gray – 17 points. Hat trick.

Bargain of the week – Ashley Banes – 11 points. The other goal.

Donkey of the week – Virgil Van Dijk – -2 points. Rounding off a bad Chrimbo for Southampton.

Goal of the week – Olivier Giroud. 

 

Gameweek 19 preview

December 30, 2016

Hull v Everton
Burnley v Sunderland
Chelsea v Stoke
Leicester v West Ham
Man Utd v Middlesbrough
Southampton v West Brom
Swansea v Bournemouth
Liverpool v Man City
Watford v Spurs
Arsenal v Crystal Palace

Nobody knows what day it is but this is essentially a normal weekend of matches, although it does start with one of those one off Friday evening affairs. The rest of the weekend sees seven matches on Saturday, followed by the first two matches of 2017 on Sunday afternoon. It’s also the half way stage and the final round of games to determine the December manager of the month. We also get access to our second wildcard after this round of games, so if you haven’t played your first one, now’s the time.

Chelsea look certainties to record their 13th straight victory, and don’t be surprised if it comes with another clean sheet. The shut out is so inevitable that there’s even a case for implementing a three defender combo. It pretty much guarantees you at least 18 points at the moment. And why not hand the armband to one of them? We shouldn’t forget Thibaut Courtois, who at £5.8 million comes in a good half a million cheaper than his defender colleagues. The drawback being he’s not having very many saves to make and so bonuses are at an absolute minimum.

Three Chelsea defenders releases cash you may have invested in Costa or Hazard to spend on other striking options. Zlatan looks good for more goals at home against Middlesbrough and a certain Argentinian comes back into contention across town. Aguero’s price has dropped to £12.8 million. In his absence, City have managed to record three straight victories and have even managed two clean sheets in that run. He’ll undoubtedly regain his place, but it’ll still be a squeeze to fit him in, particularly if you’ve retained Diego Costa and invested in Zlatan in the mean time. Although, if you have that wildcard, then why not give it a go?

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